US Job Openings Soar to Record High of 6.3M

US Job Openings Soar to Record High of 6.3M

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.
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Missouri Governor Lauds Plan for New Aluminum Smelter in Bootheel

A new aluminum smelter will open in the Missouri Bootheel region in May, replacing roughly half of the jobs lost when another smelter shut down two years ago.
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China Shrinks Steel Industry Slowly, Drawing Western Ire

China's steel mills, a target of U.S. President Donald Trump's ire, are their industry's 800-pound gorilla: They supply half of the world's output, so every move they make has a global impact.
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